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Focal point: 
Dr Rick de Satge
Phone number: 


85 Durban Rd, Mowbray
7700 Cape Town , Western Cape
South Africa
Western Cape ZA
Postal address: 
PO Box 12915 Mowbray Cape Town
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Phuhlisani began as a consultancy started by a group of people who wanted to support emerging farmers who obtained access to land through land reform programmes in South Africa. In 2015, after 12 years in operation as a Closed Corporation, the members of the company decided to convert Phuhlisani to a Non-Profit Company which took place in October 2015.

Phuhlisani NPC provides comprehensive services and support for sustainable land reform and rural development including:

  • Research and strategy development at national, provincial district and local scales.
  • Providing development facilitation and conflict resolution services in complex and contested development settings.

  • Providing individual project planning and implementation support.

  • Supporting rights determination, strengthening land holding institutions and helping develop functional land rights management systems.

  • Developing and strengthening associations representing people acquiring land through the land reform programme.

  • Designing comprehensive capacity development strategies and materials.

  • Facilitating learning process approaches within institutions and across development programmes.

  • Market scoping, agricultural enterprise development and joint venture formation.

Phuhlisani has adopted a trans-disciplinary approach to its work. This involves breaking down the boundaries between so called hard and soft skills, specialist and local knowledge.

The organization believes that this helps to identify solutions which are socially, economically and ecologically sustainable in a context where land and agrarian reform, the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and pro poor rural development take place within an increasingly complex and contested national and international environment.

Phuhlisani NPC Resources

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Reports & Research
May 2010
South Africa

Strategy Paper 1: Reflecting on practice – Lessons from international and South
African experiences of rural development.
Strategy Paper 2: The rural development context in the Northern Cape
Strategy Paper 3: Critical success factors for rural development in the Northern Cape.
Strategy Paper 4: Draft Northern Cape Rural Development Strategy – Activities and

Reports & Research
August 2009
South Africa

The review examines evolving ideas and approaches to rural development internationally from the 1950's to 2000s. It examines how the history of rural development in South Africa is embedded in the larger narrative of colonial land dispossession and the implementation of apartheid policies of separate development.

Reports & Research
March 2009
South Africa

This document summarises approaches to resolve disputes, profile the membership of the Communal Property Association, develop a new CPA Constitution and examine options for the utilisation of mineral, agricultural and game resources and the allocation of business sites.

Reports & Research
October 2008
South Africa

The report is structured into nine chapters and an appendix:

Reports & Research
September 2008
South Africa

This case study provides a comparative analysis of two different initiatives designed to grow small
scale agricultural production in Cape Town.

Reports & Research
September 2007
South Africa

This cases study provided the background for a five day field based learning programme in D2007 as part of the learning programme linked to the development of a settlement and implementation support programme for land reform.

Reports & Research
September 2007
South Africa

Phuhlisani was the lead agency in a consortium appointed by the Commission on Restitution of land Rights and funded by Belgian Technical Co-operation tasked with the development of a strategy for the provision of effective post- settlement support required for land reform to be successful. While the focus was on Restitution to start with the brief expanded to address land reform as a whole.

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2007
South Africa

A four page summary of a comprehensive 14 chapter base document highlighting strategy essentials

  • Reframing land reform as a joint programme of government
  • Area based integrated planning
  • Providing comprehensive support services
  • Securing rights, enhancinglivelihoods and enabling development

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